The Idaho Wheat Commission (IWC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Britany Hurst Marchant to serve as Executive Director. She will succeed Casey Chumrau, who has been in the role since 2020.
Marchant is well known within the Commission, having served as the IWC Communications and Grower Education Manager since December of 2017. Prior to joining IWC, Marchant spent more than six years with the Idaho Cattle Association, where she served as Communications Director, lobbyist, and Environmental Policy Director.
“We are excited to have Britany move into the role of Executive Director for the Idaho Wheat Commission,” said IWC Chairman Clark Hamilton. “While we had a pool of excellent candidates to choose from, Britany was the obvious choice for the position. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the table with her previous work with the Commission. Her passion for agriculture in Idaho, knowledge of the wheat industry, and her professional experience and connections made her the right choice for the job. We look forward to the future and great things to come with Britany at the helm.”
Marchant grew up in the Mini-Cassia area of southcentral Idaho. She attended Boise State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science.
“I am humbled to have the support of the commissioners and excited for the opportunity to step into this position and build on the success that Casey has established,” said Marchant. “I have been fortunate to have excellent mentors and examples, including Casey Chumrau, and look forward to continuing the mission of the Wheat Commission and implementing ideas and programs to benefit Idaho’s wheat-growing families in the future.”
Marchant will assume her new role on September 1, 2022.